25. June 2016 · Comments Off on Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s: The IoT and Smart Grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Electricity is the lifeblood of our digital world. Access to reliable, safe and renewable energy can impact entire economies and there is extensive research showing the substantial economic losses caused by power outages. This is one of the key reasons why smart grid technology is being deployed by power utilities around the world—improve energy security and grid reliability and keep our digital world running.    Smart Grids are also giving us a glimpse into the much talked about Internet of Things (IoT). Power utilities are demonstrating the critical role of resilient communication networks that enable millions of devices to talk with one another. IoT is often defined as connecting any object with an IP address and some intelligence to any other object over the communications network.

Source: Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s: The IoT and Smart Grid – Electric Light & Power

18. December 2015 · Comments Off on Silver Spring Networks To Install Smart Network For Kolkata Utility · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silver Spring Networks (SSNI) Tuesday reported it will install an “advanced, multi-application smart energy and smart city network” for CESC Ltd., an Indian utility with 2.9 million customers in Kolkata. No terms were disclosed. Silver Spring said the initial installation will connect 25,000 customers and automate CESC’s electricity distribution grid. Silver Spring said CESC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in offering smart grid and smart city services to other organizations in West Bengal and throughout India. Silver Spring said its installation will enable CESC to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and will empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption.

Source: Silver Spring Networks To Install Smart Network For Kolkata Utility (NYSE:SSNI) – Articlebasis.com

30. October 2015 · Comments Off on Advanced Grid Monitoring Technology Reduces Costs of Running Networks for Utilities and DNOs · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Tollgrade Communications, Inc., the industry leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the worlds largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, is helping European utility companies and distribution network operators (DNOs) to improve grid reliability while significantly reducing capital and operational costs with its LightHouse Medium Voltage (MV) Sensors and Predictive Grid®Analytics software.

Source: Advanced Grid Monitoring Technology Reduces Costs of Running Networks for Utilities and DNOs

13. August 2015 · Comments Off on Silver Spring Networks and CPFL Energia Expand Leading Brazilian Smart Grid Program with Distribution Automation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silver Spring Networks (NYSE:SSNI) and CPFL Energia, Brazil’s largest private electricity group, today announced an extension of their smart grid program, with the addition of a grid reliability and Distribution Automation program for cities in the interior of the state of São Paulo. The expansion of CPFL’s smart grid program leverages the existing investment in Silver Spring’s mesh networking platform and is built upon the successful Phase 1 Advanced Metering Infrastructure deployed for ‘Grupo A’ customers, the large-scale commercial and industrial (C&I) customers across CPFL Group’s eight distribution companies.

Source: Silver Spring Networks and CPFL Energia Expand Leading Brazilian Smart Grid Program with Distribution Automation | Business Wire

26. June 2015 · Comments Off on FERC wants changes to grid reliability standards · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has proposed updates to electric reliability strategy standards to strengthen coordination “to plan and reliably operate the bulk electric system under normal and abnormal conditions,” FERC said in a statement.

Source: FERC wants changes to grid reliability standards – SmartGridNews